Thanksgiving Turmeric Turkey - Fiji Joe Turmeric

Thanksgiving Turmeric Turkey Recipe

Did you say Turmeric Turkey Recipe? Can you believe Thanksgiving will be here before the end of the month? Where did the year go?!? For those of you already planning ahead, we’ve got a nice simple Fiji Joe Turmeric spiced turkey recipe for you. This is a fairly simple recipe that can be used on chicken or turkey. But let’s not kid ourselves, this recipe is definitely non-traditional. So if you want to shake things up this year, try our turmeric spiced turkey. Gobble! Gobble!

PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 2 hours 15 mins
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 25 mins
YIELD: 6 Servings


6 pounds Turkey bone-in breast
¼ cup clarified organic butter or ghee
2 teaspoons Fiji Joe Turmeric
1 teaspoon paprika dried ground
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cardamom dried ground (optional)
3 cups seasonal vegetables chopped
½ cup chicken broth


🌡️ Preheat oven to 325 degrees F or 162 degrees C.

👨‍🍳️ Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray

🧈 Pour your ghee or clarified butter (you can make your own clarified butter by just heating your butter slowly on the stove until clear, strain any solids)

🦃 Place your bone-in turkey breast in the roasting pan. Rub your turkey on all sides with your clarified butter (ghee) and then sprinkle with Fiji Joe Turmeric, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste, cardamom (if using). I like to make the spice mix together in a separate bowl to get a really good mix of the flavors.

🧅 Add seasonal vegetables and pour chicken broth around the sides of the bone-in turkey breast. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste. Cover your turmeric spiced turkey breast with aluminum foil and secure it around the edges.

📻 Bake for ½ hour. Remove aluminum foil from your turkey and baste the turkey. Place turkey back into the oven and baste every 15 minutes until the turkey is golden brown, the internal temperature is 165 degrees F and the juices run clear. Remove the turkey from the oven to rest and keep warm for 10 minutes. (cooking time will be around 1 ½ to 2 ¼ hours for a 4-6 pound bone-in turkey breast)

🔪 Carve your Thanksgiving Turmeric Turkey and enjoy!